Minister Murphy gives the go ahead for ten local authority sites for affordable housing under the Serviced Sites Fund

Minister Murphy has approved ten infrastructure projects across five local authority areas, in Dublin and Cork. This funding of €43 million will enable the delivery of 1,400 affordable homes on local authority lands.

The funds are the first round of approvals under the Serviced Sites Fund. The Fund, which amounts to €310 million in total and will be available out to 2021, was established to provide key facilitating infrastructure, on public lands, to support the delivery of affordable homes to purchase or rent. These infrastructure projects will also support the development of some 780 social housing homes where local authorities are bringing forward these sites forward as part of mixed tenure developments.

Details of the ten sites being granted approval are set out in Table 1 below.

Table 1: List of (ten) proposals that have received approval in principle

Local Authority Project/Location Total Provisional Cost of Proposal(100%)


Provisional Exchequer Grant Amount (89%) 

Provisional Local Authority Contribution(11%)



Type of Infrastructure proposed AffordableHousing Potential


Total (Social & Affordable)Housing Potential
Cork County Glanmire €1,500,000 €1,335,000 €165,000 Cycle way; foul-pumping station; pedestrian bridge; road widening; and streetscape enhancement 20 77
Cork City Boherboy Road €4,968,366 €4,421,846 €546,520 Crèche and associated site development/ancillary works to include realignment of existing public road to enhance vehicular accessibility 103 147
Cork City Kilmore Road, Churchfield €1,410,551 €1,255,390 €155,160 Relocation of 800mm diameter water main and public road realignment 21 21
Dublin City Cherry Orchard €7,645,415 €6,804,419 €840,996 Diversion of ESB networks underground service; Irish Water foul main to open up western boundary of site for development, as well as the new link road and access roads, with associated new utility infrastructure to proposed new housing with off-street parking to houses, and surface parking to apartment buildings 183 183
Dublin City Balbutcher, Ballymun €4,135,351 €3,680,462 €454,889 Diversion of ESB Networks underground service and remove both an Irish Water potable water and foul sewer along with an Eir service coupled with construction of new access roads. 74 74
Dublin City Sillogue, Ballymun €3,975,000 €3,537,750 €437,250 Service diversions for storm water, foul water, Gas Networks Ireland and Eir; removal of redundant IW potable water service’ provision of new road, footpaths and associated services to provide street frontage 83 83
DLR Enniskerry Road €4,537,576 €4,038,443 €499,133 Storm water management system; foul drains; roads, paths, pavings; public amenity park; resource centre; district heating system. 50 155
Fingal Church Fields, Mulhuddart €11,000,000 €9,790,000 €1,210,000 Extension of Wellview Ave to the roundabout at Damastown Avenue thereby establishing it as main the distributor route; upgrading of Wellview Avenue from roundabout at Lady’s Well Road to where currently ends at Wellview Green. 753 1255
Fingal Dun Emer, Lusk €1,500,000 €1,335,000 €165,000 Construction of Kilhedge Lane, including provision for associated civil and utility services infrastructure 74 99
Fingal Hackettstown, Skerries €2,198,667 €1,956,814 €241,853 Upgrade of Golf Links Road including widening and reconstruction of same; road connection to include new bridge from Phase 1 lands (to North of site) to the Fingal County Council lands to the South; new North/South access road to be designed as an urban street with hard and soft landscaping, 49 98
Total   42,870,926 38,155,124 4,715,801   1410 2192